One of the most common misconceptions about hypnosis is that it is some form of “mind control”. People who have only encountered hypnosis in movies or at stage shows, if at all, may worry that the hypnotist will be able to “make them do things” they don’t want to do. Or that they will reveal things in hypnosis that they do not want to share. So, is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis and Mind Control
The only connection between hypnosis and mind control is that hypnosis can help you control your mind. Your hypnotist is only “in control” to the extent that you allow them to be in control. They cannot make you do something against your will using hypnosis: your consent is required.
A hypnotist who could actually control other people’s minds would probably not be working as a hypnotist!
Hypnosis and Your Secrets
Hypnosis won’t make you more likely to share your secrets, although if you want it can certainly help make you aware of the secrets you’ve kept from yourself.
Again, hypnosis does not make you do anything against your will. Your secrets are safe unless you choose to share them. You are in control: you can even lie when you are in hypnosis if you choose to do so. That is probably not the best way to reach your desired outcomes, but the choice is yours, as always.
Hypnosis is Completely Normal
You go into and out of a state of mind that qualifies as hypnosis dozens of times each and every day, you simply are not using it the way a hypnotist does. Everything that occurs in your mind using hypnosis is a perfectly normal brain function. The difference is those normal brain functions can be amplified, made stronger, more powerful, and quicker than usual using hypnosis.
So: yes! Hypnosis is safe and non-invasive. Find a qualified hypnotist that you are comfortable working with and let them help you achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself that you can be.